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Windows 7: Wordpad: How to reinstate Windows 7 version of Wordpad?

04 Feb 2012   #1
niknak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Wordpad: How to reinstate Windows 7 version of Wordpad?

Hi. Please bear with me, I'm a PC novice.

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Recently I tried to make the Windows 7 version of Wordpad look like the Vista version using the following instructions:

How to Get the Good Old Wordpad (without Ribbons) Working in Windows 7? - Tweaking with Vishal

But it didn't work, and now it seems I can't use Wordpad at all.

If anyone can help me reinstate Wordpad I'd be very grateful.

Kind regards,

David


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04 Feb 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try running sfc/scannow it should revert the changes,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Forums

failing that do a system restore to a point before you made the change to wordpad,

System Restore - Windows 7 Forums

edit. if you have any third party themes then sfc can change back to default windows, so if you do then try system restore first, this wont affect any themes you have
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05 Feb 2012   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If boohbah's suggestion of a system restore doesn't work. Try reversing the steps you followed and delete the new wordpad.exe file and rename the wordpad_backup.exe back to wordpad.exe . Then do the same for the new wordpad.exe.mui file. Delete it and rename the wordpad_backup.exe.mui to wordpad.exe.mui. If that doesn't work, the SFC suggested should ultimately work. A Guy
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05 Feb 2012   #4
niknak

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thank you boohbah and A Guy for your replies. Not quite sure what I'd done wrong but for some reason I couldn't locate any files named wordpad (even after following online advice about tweaking a few tickboxes under Folder Options(?)) and so couldn't reverse the steps I'd followed initially. Not to worry though, System Restore did the trick. Thanks again for your help.
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05 Feb 2012   #5
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Good you got it sorted

A Guy
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05 Feb 2012   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

good news.
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